This is kinda the update after the update of my Listerine 21-Day Challenge. This is not sponsored, or was asked of me, or part of the original campaign. The original campaign as you may already know was to participate in the 21-Day Challenge using Listerine day and evening. The purpose was to change your habits and create a healthier mouth. You can see my previous updates here: Starting 21-Day Listerine Challenge and 21-Day Listerine Challenge Follow Up.
The reason I decided to do yet another post is because I mentioned in my previous post I wanted to see if I could possible make such a drastic change that I wouldn’t need the deep cleaning I was scheduled for this month. Last year in 2012 when I went for my check up (I had to switch dentist due to insurance), they told me I needed ANOTHER deep cleaning. I was very upset about it as I had already had one three years prior. At the time I put it off because I was really upset by the whole thing. I instead went home and tried to be even more diligent with my oral health care. However I admit I wasn’t as “good” as I would have liked to have been.
Then this 21-Day Challenge from Listerine came along and I thought what the heck I will give it a shot and really follow it. So I did, brushing with the Listerine toothpaste day and night, flossing, and using the Listerine mouthwash. This past Thursday I headed to the dentist. She said lets take a look and evaluate your gums before we do anything since it has been a while since you came in. She found that I only had a pocket or two that needed any extra work. She said she WOULD NOT do a deep cleaning as she didn’t think I needed it.
I was speechless! Yes I was hoping this would be the case but in my heart of hearts I didn’t think it was going to happen. I really didn’t think the Listerine could reverse the state of my gums like they did. She said they looked pretty good, like I said just a few areas of concern. I can’t tell you how excited I was to not only not have to go through a deep cleaning (getting stuck with needles) it also saved me over $700 which would have been the deep cleaning and quarterly checkups after.
So I give Listerine my 100% Seal of Approval. It is things like this, challenges asked of me, campaigns that I’m a part of that I would never have done on my own that make me so excited to share with you honesty and truth about a product. Here is to keeping this smile healthy!
With that I say, get out buy Listerine, and get brushing and swishing twice a day and you will be amazed with your own results I’m sure!